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Writer Says She’s Convinced That The Administration Is Evil

They are now going after the children. Katrina Lagman, a writer, says in a Facebook post that she does not use the word “evil” in a light manner. “I almost never use that word at all, because to call someone evil is to say that they are absolutely abhorrent, incorrigibly immoral, and so remorseless that they are beyond redemption,” Lagman wrote. That is why when she declared that she is convinced that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is evil, it means that there is something...

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A Balikbayan’s Lament: Life In PH Is Difficult And Dangerous Under Duterte

“Unti-unti na tayong pinapatay ng pamahalaan ni Duterte.” A Filipino who left the country twenty-five years ago used the social media platform Facebook to express his disgust over the sad plight of the people who are doing their regular life routines. Wilfredo Pacual, a Filipino essayist living in San Francisco, California, personally experienced the hardship that an ordinary or average citizen needs to go through in his or her everyday life. The struggle of commuting, the worsening traffic...

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Look: Warrant Of Arrest Against Imelda Marcos

So who has the balls to arrest the former dictator’s wife? On November 9, 2018, the Fifth Division of the Sandiganbayan released its decision convicting former first lady Imelda R. Marcos of seven counts of graft and corruption. The 89-year old widow was sentenced to imprisonment of six years and one month to eleven years for each of the seven counts with perpetual disqualification from public office. Considering that Marcos and her counsel did not attend the scheduled promulgation despite due...

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Tañada: Bullet Not The Answer For Farmers’ Quest For Social Justice

Disheartening. This was how former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada felt when he heard the news about the gruesome massacre of nine sugarcane workers in Bacolod City, Negros province yesterday. The murder happened right inside Hacienda Nene, reportedly owned by a certain Carmen Tolentino, where the victims who were all members of the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NFSW) have been staying. The nine victims were resting at a makeshift tent when around forty armed men stormed their location...

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It’s Time To Revoke Enrile’s Bail

Too old and sick to be jailed but perfectly fit to run as a senator? In August of 2015, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, detained for plunder in connection with pork barrel scam, was allowed by the Supreme Court to post bail. Plunder, under the law, is supposedly a non-bailable offense. The government prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman appealed the ruling but the same was denied on July of 2016. Aside from citing Enrile’s purported past and present disposition to respect...